Adoption is an option for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy. Adoption could be a great fit for your future and the future of your child. Some women have preconceived ideas or confusion about adoption. We hope to clear this up for you and give you the insight you need if you are considering this option.
The Process of Adoption
Motherhood looks different for every mother. If you are struggling with life circumstances or financial hardships, adoption could be the perfect solution for you. Adoption has drastically changed over the years and continues to improve. The birth mom is in complete control these days, and no one decides anything for her.
Open adoption is the most common type of adoption. In an open adoption, the birth mom decides where she places her baby with friends, relatives, or someone she knows well. She chooses how often she wants to keep in contact with her child, if at all. Keep in mind, adoption laws differ from state to state, so it’s important to have an adoption attorney or someone knowledgeable about the law helping you. Certain states do not allow for open adoptions.
It’s also perfectly acceptable to use an adoption agency. With this, it is the agency’s responsibility to find adoptive family candidates and handle all legal requirements. You will be able to choose from many different families. It’s important to note that no reputable agency or lawyer will require anything financially. You should pay nothing.
Whichever adoption plan you go with, choose what feels like the best thing for you and your future.
Choosing A Family
Selecting a family is often the hardest part of the adoption process, as there are so many adoptive families ready to adopt. Adoptive families go through an extensive process to be approved and have criminal and abuse background checks. There is also home studies where someone assures that their home is ready for a baby, and a questionnaire taken that talks about hobbies, religion, income, education, photos of family, etc.
Is Adoption Right For Me?
Adoption is a major decision and something to take your time with. It takes humility and love to choose adoption for your child. Know that there are always options to choose from and change later down the road.
Our team at Lilli Women’s Center is happy to share more adoption information with you and answer any questions you may have as you seek the very best outcome for you and your child’s future.
Call us today to speak with our caring staff about this option. We are here for you.